Tallahassee, Florida -- A ban on texting and driving cleared another hurdle Thursday in the Florida Senate.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Nancy Detert--a Republican from Venice--passed the Senate's Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations by a vote of 14-to-one.
This was the third committee to approve the bill. It must make its way through two more to get a hearing before the full Senate.
Detert's bill calls for a $30 fine for anyhone caught texting and driving. They would not get any points on their license and would have to be pulled over for another offense.
A similar bill in the House, sponsored by Republican Ray Pilon of Sarasota, has failed to get a hearing in any committee.